Faculty Profile

Ryan Boettger

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Technical Communication
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

Certificate, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015.
Major: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
PhD, Texas Tech University, 2008.
Major: Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Dissertation Title: Making the Case for Explicit Teaching: Evaluating a Genre-Centered Pedagogy
MA, Texas Tech University, 2004.
Major: Technical Communication
BA, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2002.
Major: Communication

Current Scheduled Teaching*

TECM 4180.004, Advanced Technical Communication, Fall 2020 Syllabus
TECM 4180.070, Advanced Technical Communication, Fall 2020 Syllabus
TECM 4500.001, Content Analysis in Technical Communication, Fall 2020 Syllabus
TECM 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2020

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

TECM 5550.801, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Summer 8W2 2020
TECM 4500.001, Content Analysis in Technical Communication, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2019
TECM 5550.801, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Fall 8W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5550.805, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Fall 8W1 2019
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Summer 10W 2019
TECM 5550.801, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Spring 8W1 2019 SPOT
TECM 5550.811, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Spring 8W1 2019 SPOT
TECM 4500.001, Content Analysis in Technical Communication, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4900.010, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2018
TECM 5550.801, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Summer 8W2 2018 SPOT
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 8W2 2017 SPOT
TECM 5550.001, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Fall 8W1 2017 SPOT
TECM 5195.001, Editing Technical Documents, Spring 2017 SPOT
TECM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2017
TECM 4800.001, Topics in Technical and Professional Communication, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5550.001, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Fall 8W1 2016 SPOT
TECM 4100.001, Writing Grants and Proposals, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 2700.003, Technical Writing, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 2700.008, Technical Writing, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
TECM 5195.001, Editing Technical Documents, Spring 2016 SPOT
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 2016 SPOT
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 2015 SPOT
TECM 5550.001, Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication, Fall 2015 SPOT
TECM 4190.004, Technical Editing, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 1700.001, Introduction to Professional, Science, and Technical Writing, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 2015
TECM 5180.001, Professional Writing, Spring 2015
TECM 5175.001, Writing in Professional Settings, Fall 2014
TECM 4700.001, Writing in the Sciences, Fall 2014 Syllabus
TECM 4250.001, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
TECM 5195.001, Editing Technical Documents, Spring 2014
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 2013
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 2012
TECM 4100.001, Writing Grants and Proposals, Fall 2012 Syllabus
TECM 5195.001, Editing Technical Documents, Spring 2012
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 2012
TECM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2012
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 2011
TECM 5195.001, Editing Technical Documents, Spring 2011
TECM 4190.003, Technical Editing, Spring 2011 Syllabus
TECM 5180.001, Professional Writing, Fall 2010
TECM 4190.001, Technical Editing, Fall 2010 Syllabus
TECM 4190.003, Technical Editing, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 4190.001, Technical Editing, Spring 2010
ENGL 4190.001, Technical Editing, Fall 2009
ENGL 4190.003, Technical Editing, Fall 2009
ENGL 2700.011, Technical Writing, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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